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News Briefs: Marijuana on the ballot this midterm

Road work continues at Main and Kellogg

GALESBURG, ILL. – Public Works Director Larry Cox announced that roadwork on Main and Kellogg Streets will continue for at least another month. He said that he expects that all lanes will be open by Dec. 1, but could not give an exact date. Construction is occurring to ease traffic blockage due to semi trucks making right turns at the intersection. The work will widen the corners so trucks have more room to turn without blocking the left lane. Workers are also replacing the curbs and traffic light and repaving the streets. (Source: Register-Mail)

Upcoming votes on marijuana legalization

KEIZER, ORE. – Residents of Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. will vote next week on ballot measures that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. These measures are based on those of Colorado and Washington State, which became the first states to legalize the sale of marijuana two years ago. Initiative 71 in Washington, D.C. would allow residents to possess up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use and grow up to six cannabis plants at home. Measure 91 in Oregon would allow for the possession by adults of eight ounces and four plants. In Alaska, Ballot Measure 2 would allow adult possession of up to one ounce and six plants.  In Oregon, legalization supporters have outdone opponents’ fund-raising by 25 to 1, and in Alaska by about 9 to 1. (Source: New York Times)

Zambian president dies

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambian President Michael Sata has died in a London hospital after a long illness late Tuesday night. Vice President Guy Scott became the country’s acting President on Wednesday. Scott is a white Zambian of Scottish heritage and is the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994. Sata was 77 years old and had been removed from the public view several months ago as his health worsened. The government would not give details of his condition, but some Zambian media outlets said he was experiencing multiple organ failure. Sata had served as president since 2011. (Source: Washington Post)

TKS Staff

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